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Burn ban issued for Cherokee County

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The office of Ray Reynolds, the Iowa State Fire Marshal, has received a request pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(1) (1995) from Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator, Ben Shuberg, representing each fire department having all or part of their fire district within Cherokee County, that the State Fire Marshal prohibit open burning in Cherokee County.

Upon investigation, the Fire Marshal finds that conditions in Cherokee County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property.

It is therefore ordered that no person shall engage in open burning in Cherokee County, effective as of Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m., except as specifically permitted by Iowa Code 100.40(3) until such time as Ben Shuberg notifies the State Fire Marshal that such conditions dangerous to life or property no longer exist.

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